David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 5/31/21

David Kelly, Executive Director, The Learning Guild

Over a year ago I updated the opening copy for my weekly curation to highlight resources that can help us navigate the pandemic, as well as the usual resources that can help enhance our work as learning professionals. Who would have thought a year later we’d still be looking at our work through that dual-lens.

While there’s light at the end of the tunnel with COVID-19, its effects will last for some time after the pandemic ends. Each week’s curated resources will continue to focus on everyday knowledge and skills as well as resources focused on navigating the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic and its after-effects.

Here’s a summary of this week’s content:

  • A great checklist for producing your own videos
  • How to create a style guide for your elearning
  • Technologies that are changing the ways we live, work, and play
  • Tips on how to make compliance training more enjoyable
  • Ideas for making learning stick

8 Step Workflow for Instructional Video Production by Megan Dybczak
Video is becoming ever-more popular in L&D, with many organizations creating their own videos in-house. This post by Megan Dybczak highlights important takeaways from a valuable video production checklist by Jonathan Halls. Be sure to check out the link within the post to download the full checklist for free.

How To Write A Visual Style Guide for eLearning by Connie Malamed
Style guides are a great resource to ensure consistency in the visuals you crate in learning programs. This post by Connie Malamed looks at the benefits of a visual style guide, as well as a breakdown of what you should consider including in your own.

10 emerging technologies that will change our world by Kevin Dickinson
Technology is rapidly changing the ways we live, work, and play, and those changes will naturally impact the ways we educate and train people. This post by Kevin Dickinson explores a number of technologies that are currently changing our world.

Making Compliance Fun: Yes, It’s Possible by A.J. O’Connell
Compliance training is something that many organizations require, but few see as a positive experience. This post by A.J. O’Connell looks at why trainers and learners often dread compliance training, and offers suggestions that could change that.

How to Make Learning Stick by Eric Sheninger
Learning often requires more than just instruction for it to result in meaningful behavior change. This post by Eric Sheninger looks at a number of different ways to get people engaged in their learning and make it stick.

The Learning Leaders Alliance community continues to grow, connecting learning leaders from around the globe who want to stay ahead of the curve and enabling aspiring leaders to build their skillsets.

Membership in the Alliance includes access to exclusive monthly digital events curated for today’s modern learning leader. Here’s just a few examples of what members have enjoyed so far this year:

  • A panel of Chief Learning Officers discussing how we support the entry into the new normal
  • A look at learning trends and how leaders can put them into practice
  • An informal discussion on what qualifies as a learning leader
  • An exploration of 5 pillars of learning leadership
  • A tactical look at the learning leader’s role in advancing diversity and inclusion
  • Research into what learning leadership looks like in 2021

In addition to monthly events, Alliance members also get free registration to the Learning Solutions Digital Experience in May, and our second Learning Leaders Online Forum in July. Join today to be a part of the community, and gain access to recordings from all the great gatherings that have already taken place in 2021.


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